Care and protection order (CPO) file cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Children and Families, Standard 20/01/2021|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
The Care and protection order file cluster contains information about care and protection orders issued to the clients in the Child protection (CP) client data set specification. This includes care and protection orders that were issued and/or applicable, including those that ended, during the reference period. Children should be counted in the state or territory where the order is operative, regardless of where the child is residing.
Children aged less than 18 years on the following care and protection orders/arrangements (or children discharged from those care and protection orders/arrangements on their 18th birthday) are included in the scope of the collection:
Also included are appropriate authorities for the placement of children in out-of-home care that are outside the scope of care and protection orders (as defined above). These may include administrative authority for placement of young offenders, arrangements that cover the placement of unaccompanied humanitarian minors (orders made under the Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946 (Cwlth)), interstate orders or administrative and voluntary arrangements with the Department responsible for child protection which do not have the effect of transferring custody or guardianship. To help track the paths of children adopted from care, information on finalised known carer adoption orders and finalised local adoption orders are also included in the file.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
For this file a person is a child or young person aged less than 18 years. This includes unborn children in jurisdictions where they are covered under the child protection legislation.
Each new order a child is placed on will be a new line in the file, delineated by a start and end date.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2018. Child protection national minimum data set, data collection manual 2017–18. Canberra: AIHW.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Care and protection order (CPO) file cluster Children and Families, Superseded 20/01/2021
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Child protection NMDS 2017-18 Children and Families, Superseded 20/01/2021
Child protection NMDS 2018-19 Children and Families, Superseded 26/05/2021
Child protection NMDS 2019–20 Children and Families, Standard 26/05/2021